Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev officially orders 'liquidation' of Azov-City gaming zone on December 31; Sochi gaming zone adding new casino.
Russia announces plans to compensate casino owners if it closes any of its gaming zones but exempts Azov-City casinos from this plan.
Director of Russian casino operator Shambala issues public plea to President Vladimir Putin not to follow through on plans to close Azov-City gaming zone.
Russia's Azov-City casinos told to shut down by 2019 but Shambala's defiant owner opens second phase and vows to seek compensation.
Diamond Fortune Holdings unveil plans for three-phased casino project in Russia's Primorye gaming zone; Azov City gaming zone gets reprieve?
Russia to scrap the Azov-City gambling zone, the only one of the four zones to officially launch casinos, in favor of Sochi zone.
Casino zones in Russia have only generated 7% of the money spent